Reasons NOT To Go Next-Gen

With the imminent arrival of a new generation of gaming consoles the comparisons to their PC counterparts are stacking up. Let's take a good look at the merits that PC gaming still has over this shiny new generation of gaming.

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Nyxus1835d ago

Next-Gen here I come!

Xof1835d ago

I'm primarily a PC gamer. It's ALWAYS next-gen here.

thisismyaccount1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

Went PC past Gen and have no friggin clue what games i´v played for the past 8 years.

IT was a stupid move to go PC, seriously. Played only some console games on the PC.. everything else was utter garbage on the PC side. (exkl. HL2)

So decided to give Guild Wars a go and was very pleased for few years... is prolly the only good game i´v played from 2005 and beyond on the PC that was not released for consoles.

Not doing the same mistake again. Back to PlayStation, i´m not into shee...t like Minecraft, Kerbies ? space program and what not.. The PC gets a year later the console version (updated or not) and that´s about it. For all the other BS i simply d.g.a.f.

Hope that the steamOS/box can do something about the PC gaming. Because that PC Gaming Alliance did nothing for the PC, for nearly a decade...

Play a WIN98 game under WIN7 64bit or even via Steam.... yeah right PC compatibility. ;)
Even some XP games won´t run under WIN8..

PurpHerbison1835d ago

Must of had one hell of a PC there, Champ.

xHeavYx1835d ago

Article from a PC guy... SMH
Call me when you can play games like TLOU on your precious PC

GarrusVakarian1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

TLOU >>>>>>>Cr ysis 3 ultra maxed out. Or any game maxed out for that matter.

Neonridr1835d ago

Better in terms of gameplay and story. But don't kid yourself. Crysis 3 graphics (especially on Ultra) would blow out TLOU. Don't let your fanboy show through. Let's try to make sense here..

If you are going to be playing games like CoD, Battlefield and the likes, then stick with a PC since you get the best experience (graphics, map sizes). If you want games with awesome storylines and great gameplay, then go with consoles because Sony and Nintendo know how to create great games.

To each their own though.

GarrusVakarian1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )


Haha, SO important to you maxed out graphics are, aren't they? You can keep your maxed out Crysis, Far Cry and any others. A mediocre game is still a mediocre game no matter the settings.

I just love how the first thing every single PC gamer jumps to is graphics. The fact i didn't even mention graphics and you instantly jumped at me with your maxed out nonsense is hilarious.

ChickeyCantor1835d ago

Im not a big fan of FPS games, but while TLOU looks good. The gameplay, like heavy rain, does not appeal to me.

It's a matter of taste.

Chrischi19881835d ago


PS4 fannies do the same, if it comes to Wii U, so why shouldnt it count here?

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TwistingWords1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

Call me when you can play games like Total War on your precious console...

I can make totally subjective statements too!

Total War is a series of games not just one... Rome II had its issues, but for the most past has always been playable.

From what I remember TLoU had its bugs too...

xHeavYx1835d ago


GarrusVakarian1835d ago

Haha, Total War is but a speck compared to the likes of TLOU.

I played TLOU bug free btw....didn't even know it had any.

Regis1835d ago

Its a little funny about the bugs for me. When I play TLOU with my friend we get all sorts of funny bugs but when he plays alone there is no bugs. I wonder if its telling to go buy PS.

AliTheSnake11835d ago

I can play Games at 1080p on ultra with all bells and whistles and above 45 fps.Basically what you can't get on ps4 .
And I also own PS3.
So what's your number ?

xHeavYx1835d ago

Enjoy your super hd graphics, I'll be over here enjoying a great variety of games

ChickeyCantor1835d ago

It's funny how xHeavYx assumes PC games only run graphics simulations or something.

PCs game library is huge and dates back way into the 90's. There is enough variety and exclusives.

Chrischi19881835d ago

Lol^^ PC has about 10x as many games and in terms of quality it also offers more, in terms of gameplay, too. Consoles dont even offer the whole genre of strategic games... at least 95% of them.

_QQ_1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

call me when you can play games like SC2 or DOTA2 on your precious console, see it works both ways silly fanboy. Your personal preference doesn't mean squat, play what you like but don't try to act like your console of choice, in your case Playstation, is the only means of playing great games.

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Regis1835d ago

B2S is taking the cake right next to TLOU

IRAQI_PS41835d ago

(((((((((((((( PS4 ))))))))))))))

Sph3re of Pain1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

Guys you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. It is so insane how ignorant (Not stupid)the gaming community at large is over PC gaming. I brought my first gaming focused PC in January this year and I have NEVER LOOKED BACK! I have been a console gamer all my life but when simply went to youtube on night and typed in the name of my favorite console games and added the words "PC" behind them. The footage I saw blew me away. I went with Alienware and brought the X51. After taxes I paid $1200.00 bucks. Now I know what your about to say! "Mother f****er you paid what?! You could have build one for way cheaper!" Uhh no. Not for what I had put inside it.
1TB Hard Drive
Ram: 8gb DDR3
Graphics Card: 1.5gbDDR5 GTX660 OEM
CPU: 3rd Gen I7-3770K Quad Core Processor

since then I've upgraded it and now I have..

Ram:16gb DDR3
Graphics Card: 2gbDDR5 GTX760

and my system is COMPLETELY PORTABLE! Fits in my backpack! No bigger than an XBox 360 Elite Legacy Console! Infinitely more powerful. I play all of the PC version console counter parts of my favorite games with an official XBox 360 Wired Controller. People love my system! I play on my 51inch 3D Plasma and I have the photos to prove it. Links are at the bottom. The games are DIRT CHEAP!! Oh god. I brought the directors cut editions of all the Assassin's Creed games up until Revelations and all I paid was 17 bucks!! Downloaded to my system and didn't even have to leave the house!

I'm so sick of people letting something like the price of this system turn them off for even THINKING about buying a PC when the my little brother who works at CHICK FILA and makes $9.00 an hour got inspired by my setup and saved his money brought my system in 2-3 paychecks! Then turned around and got a 60inch plasma to play his games on 2 more paychecks later! When you got no kids, no bills, and stay with your mother you can afford to buy yourself nice things before you up and try and be an adult!

People wake up! There are a lot of misconceptions about PC gaming that I think is the main reason people are trapped in that console lifestyle! Don't you wanna play your favorite games the way they were ment to be seen!? With damn near limitless horsepower you can!

xHeavYx1835d ago

I can't play my favorite games on pc, because God of War, TLOU and a lot of other games are only on PlayStation. Price has nothing to do with my console of preference.
One more thing,I call it bs to you saying that because of YouTube you became a pc gamer. YouTube videos are compressed, so you would never see games as good as seeing it in person.
I do have to say your setup looks pretty good

Chrischi19881835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

TLOU, like it is the only game that maters with all ps fans and acting like this single game is enough to be better. Always acting like everybody wants to play it.

Yeah, pc games are unenjoyable, no funfactor or anything, even if like 95% of all ps games are on pc, with better gameplay and graphics, but graphics doesnt count, only if you bash the wii u, then the hardware suddenly is all that matters.

thebudgetgamer1835d ago

Console lifestyle? You mean playing games we enjoy?

Whoa that's crazy.

Sph3re of Pain1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

Right now, going into next gen, consoles should be considered second hand and used ONLY FOR EXCLUSIVES. Every other game out there that is multi-plat should be played on PC the way the developers meant for it to be seen. All over N4G are articles talking about how the next gen multiplatform games are having trouble holding up against their PC counter parts.

People waited 8 years for the PS4 and XBox One and they STILL can't do 1080p at 60fps. Hell if a game pulls it off they consider it a luxury yet on PC its been the norm for years now. Don't get me wrong. I love God of War and other exclusive games but have yall done ANY RESEARCH as to what games are TRULY exclusive to console anymore??

Gears of War 1 is available on PC (and though we never got the rest of them) You still got all the Batman games, All the Assassins Creed games, EVERY SINGLE INDIE GAME YOU CAN THINK OF (Bastion, Dust,ect}, NBA 2K, ALL the Grand Theft Autos, ALL the Splinter Cell games. Hell I even have a Nintendo Gamecube,Wii,PS2, and PS1 emulator with all of those games in full 1080p and 60fps. If you have your original PS2 or 1 copies of the games. Just pop em in your DVD Drive and they play and look 10 times better. We got Borderlands 1 and 2, Metal Gear Rising, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 1 and 2, When next gen games such as Watch Dogs come out all we have to do is purchase em, they download right then and there and at 11pm the night before release it unlocks and we play! No waiting in line at a store. You can still enjoy your exclusive games but for heaven's sake at least you can get a PC and enjoy your current multi-plats in NEXT GEN QUALITY now!

And it is VERY POSSIBLE to go to youtube and look at a comparison video of your favorite games running on PC in 1080p vs 720 or worse depending on what video setting you select. Go type in Sonic Generations PC on youtube in 1080p and tell me if you can't see a difference!

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